The Film Society encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through intelligent and innovative programming, it creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds.


  • Fall Season 2014

    The Fall Season -- taking place over three exciting film -- filled weekends in November-brings important new work home to adventurous and inquisitive Bay Area audiences through in-depth explorations of three renowned filmmaking capitals.

  • SFIFF58 Call For Entries

    The call for entries to SFIFF58 (April 23 - May 7, 2015) is now closed. We are accepting Youth Work submissions only through January 4, 2015.

  • Special Presentations

    The Film Society presents numerous special events throughout the year, from film premieres (often with special guests) to screenings with live music, and much more.

  • 2014 SF Intl Film Festival

    Held each spring for two weeks, the Film Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country's most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for cinematic excellence.

  • Calendar

    View all events, deadlines and screenings.

  • Archive

    A treasure trove of all past Film Society screenings and special events. Here you will find all films shown in the San Francisco International Film Festival, our Fall Season and in our other year-round programs.

From our blog

  • Make Your Own Fest: SFFS at Theaters Near You January 21, 2015

    Getting excited for SFIFF? We're counting down the days 'til we announce our full lineup. In the meantime, don't fret! There are a slew of SFFS-supported films playing in the Bay Area over the next...   Read More

  • Film Society Flicks at Sundance 2015 December 8, 2014

    We have been reeling from Sundance's program announcements and are thrilled that five SFFS-supported films will be featured in this year's festival. Four of the five SFFS-supported films traveling to...   Read More

  • SFFS at the 2015 Spirit Awards November 26, 2014

    We are so excited to see a slew of SFFS-supported films and SF International Film Festival vets nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards! Among them are five films that the Film Society has...   Read More